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benjohn146 said:
Arachne said:
hecma925 said:
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.
Easy peasy.
This is neat! An awesome idea that I will seriously consider! Thanks!
There are several coffin bookshelves out there, but this is the only actual convertible one. ;)
 

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hecma925 said:
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.
My former priest had a coffin in his office that a parishioner who later went on to become a monk built for him. He used it for a shelf.
 

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RaphaCam said:
Awesome. Sometimes I get the remembrance of death by observing the piece of wax with my hair that was cut in the tonsuring, my archbishop said I should be buried with it (I'm not sure about the prevalence of this tradition since I never found anything else about it on the internet), but keeping the burial shroud there is really bold.
Wow, that's an interesting custom. My priest during chrismation just put the cut hair in the candle to be burned immediatel. You can say it's for practical reason and/or a symbol of burning the previous, sinful life.
 

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Dominika said:
Wow, that's an interesting custom. My priest during chrismation just put the cut hair in the candle to be burned immediatel. You can say it's for practical reason and/or a symbol of burning the previous, sinful life.
Next time I get to talk to His Excellency I'll ask him what he knows about the custom. I've looked a bit about tonsure online and didn't find anything about it, so I'm curious about how it got to us.
 

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This will do, for now.

I'll report back on what they do with my hair once I am chrismated Sunday...hopefully. Because this is the South and snow is coming, tomorrow is out and Sunday may be out too.
 

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Justin Kolodziej said:
This will do, for now.

I'll report back on what they do with my hair once I am chrismated Sunday...hopefully. Because this is the South and snow is coming, tomorrow is out and Sunday may be out too.
Very neat my friend!
 

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The actual icon corner in my room hasn't changed:



But the icons from my desk and above it plus prayer books and small liturgical ones now are in one place:





And the rest of (big) liturgical books is on a book shelf:
 

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I dont have any icons but someone told me yesterday they should be facing east?

What are some basics I should have to get me started on a prayer corner?
 

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nothing said:
I dont have any icons but someone told me yesterday they should be facing east?
They should (churches - I mean altars - are also facing easter), but it's not a dogma.

nothing said:
What are some basics I should have to get me started on a prayer corner?
Cross, Theotokos with Christ, your saint patron.
 

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I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.
 

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Iconodule said:
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.
I dont think its feasible for me either. I only have one spot for a small table. I live in a pretty small 1 bedroom apartment.
 

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Iconodule said:
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.
Yeah, that's exact. Moreover, at least in Serbian tradition, it's said that they sould be in a real corner (so not on the wall, but between 2 walls). But the most important thing is... that you're faced toward God ;)
 

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Dominika said:
Iconodule said:
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.
Yeah, that's exact. Moreover, at least in Serbian tradition, it's said that they sould be in a real corner (so not on the wall, but between 2 walls). But the most important thing is... that you're faced toward God ;)
+1
 

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Hawkeye said:
The closest thing I have to an icon corner is my roommate's Deesis icon (it's under 2 inches by 2 inches; quite small) taped to a picture frame atop the refrigerator. :D

I have a second, larger icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker which I keep in my nightstand. I take it out when I need it and return it afterwards.
What I'm currently working with, such as it is.
 

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My little one, a Russian nook with no latinizations; my Byzantine Rite prayer books are on the shelves. Mary (brass plaque), the crucifix, St. Panteleimon (actually cloth in a frame), and the Trinity (a tsarist print mounted on wood). Now there's a holy card of the suffering Christ on the corner shelf. There's also a framed card with various saints on it over the doorway.
 

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Dominika said:
Iconodule said:
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.
Yeah, that's exact. Moreover, at least in Serbian tradition, it's said that they sould be in a real corner (so not on the wall, but between 2 walls). But the most important thing is... that you're faced toward God ;)
Thanks to the thrift shop I finally have a corner hutch to do that
 

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RaphaCam said:
Nice cross, where did you get it from?
Thanks. One of the Russian Orthodox churches around here, I think St. Michael's, Philadelphia. The Trinity and St. Panteleimon are from a late Russian man's collection.
 

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Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.

 

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RobS said:
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.

nice +1  :)
 

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RobS said:
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.

Do you find that each of those books is regularly needed?
 

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Volnutt said:
RobS said:
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.

Do you find that each of those books is regularly needed?
I have more books in my corner. All of the Hebrew, Greek and Latin versions of the Bible I've collected plus a couple of English versions. I have a Jordanville Prayer Book, Book of Hours and a book containing the Lamentations services of Holy Friday.

I am curious what all of those books are though.
 

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Volnutt said:
Do you find that each of those books is regularly needed?
I don't know if needed, but they are part of my prayer rule. I use the Old Believers book for prayers, read 1 homily a day from St. isaac's Ascetical Homilies, a psalm or two from the Psalter, a small excerpt from St John of Kronstadt, and the little communion book before Liturgy. The Ladder and Spiritual Psalter are there cause I dont have the shelf space. Id like to read both during Lent.
 

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xOrthodox4Christx said:
I am curious what all of those books are though.
Top row from left:
St John of Kronstadt spiritual gems by day.
Preparation for Holy Communion (beneath that is a pocket Psalter for Prayer)
Spiritual Psalter of St. Ephraim the Syrian
Prayer Book acccording to EOC
Son of the Church (from Old Rite parish in Erie PA)

Bottom row from left:
Ladder of Divine Ascent
St. isaac's Ascetical Homilies
HTM Psalter
Old Believers prayer book
 

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Travelling around.  My current hotel situation.

 

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RobS said:
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.

Nicely organized icon corner, RobS.
 

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Neither the room nor the icons are slanted, my camera was. I had used printed-out icons in frames before, but decided to, um, upgrade? That definitely isn't the right word. Well, whatever it is is what I did.
 

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At least 3 minutes a day!  :p
 

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Asteriktos said:


Neither the room nor the icons are slanted, my camera was. I had used printed-out icons in frames before, but decided to, um, upgrade? That definitely isn't the right word. Well, whatever it is is what I did.
Like it!
 

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Asteriktos said:
At least 3 minutes a day!  :p
A true ascetic.  I hope to get to that point at some point before death.
 
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